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Interview: Ian Parks of "Where The Bears Are"

Since 2012, the creative team of Rick Copp, Joe Dietl and Ben Zook has made “Where the Bears Are” THE comedy/mystery web series accumulating over 40 MILLION VIEWS since it’s premiere and winning awards like “BEST GAY WEB SERIES” award from and Queerty. "Where The Bears Are" follows the exploits of 4 bear roommates sharing a house in the hills of Silverlake. It is often described as "The Golden Girls" meets "Murder She Wrote" with big, hairy, gay men. The show has a worldwide...


LGBT News: Bermuda repeals marriage equality; Out U.S. Olympians celebrate opening ceremonies

In this week's headlines: • Bermuda becomes the first country in the world to repeal marriage equality • The 2018 Winter Olympics open as the U.S. celebrates our first two out male athletes to compete at a Winter Games • Sir Ian McKellen finds Kevin Spacey late-life coming out “distasteful” • Plus, out singers Matt Zarley & Jeb Havens cover Meghan Trainor's "Dear Future Husband"


Out Music - Parker Matthews new single, "Hit and Run"

Today I’m chatting with Parker Matthews who releases his new single, “Hit and Run” today. A little background on Parker: He was touched by the power of music at a very early age when he saw Whitney Houston sing “I Will Always Love You” on the 1994 Grammy Awards. From focusing on creativity and music in school to staying up nights writing songs, he knew music would be a driving force in his life. He also found solace in his music as his younger years were impacted by bullying and...


LGBT News: Out Olympians not happy with VP Pence; 2 more men allege sexual assault by porn actor

In this week's headlines: • Woofy Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy isn’t keen on Vice President Mike Pence leading the US delegation at the 2018 Winter Olympics • Sir Ian McKellen celebrates the 30th anniversary of his coming out • Two more men have come out accusing porn actor Topher DiMaggio of sexual assault. Is this a case of "he said/he said?" All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report Note: If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, there are resources available...


LGBT News: Hunky Summer Olympian heading to Winter Olympics; A giant in the world of HIV/AIDS passes

In this week's headlines: • Remember shirtless, hunky, handsome 2016 Taekwondo Summer Olympian Pita Taufatofua? He's making his bid to become the first Winter Olympian from Tonga (Link to his GoFundMe campaign: • U.S. Olympic Figure skater Adam Rippon is not having Vice President Pence • A giant in the world of HIV/AIDS, Dr. Mathilde Krim, passed away this week at the age of 91 • Bob Smith, first out standup comedian on The...


LGBT News: Out Olympian Adam Rippon, Once-A-Week HIV Medication, Change In 'Dollies' On Broadway

In this week’s headlines: • America has it’s first openly gay Winter Olympian - figure skater Adam Rippon • The Human Rights Campaign released its annual report ranking state LGBT rights and protections • A possible once a week pill for HIV patients looks promising in testing studies • A Wisconsin school district is dropping its challenge to a transgender student’s lawsuit for bathroom privileges • Bette Midler says "goodbye" to Hello, Dolly! on Broadway All that and more in this episode...


LGBT News: US Winter Olympic team has its 1st openly gay athlete; Alan Cumming returns to network TV

In this week’s headlines: • The U.S. Winter Olympic team has it’s first openly gay athlete • Illinois’ ban on the so-called ‘gay panic’ defense has gone into effect • NYC has its first openly gay and HIV+ City Council Speaker • Newly-elected Alabama Sen. Doug Jones’ hottie gay son served up serious side-eye at his dad's swearing-in, and the internet loved it • Another judicial nominee from Donald Trump is severely homophobic - what a shock! • Ground-breaking TV series "The Fosters" will...


The Best Of LGBT Film, Music, TV & Pop Culture In 2017

Join Randy as he celebrates the best 2017 had to offer the LGBT community regarding: LGBT film: "Call Me By Your Name," "God's Own Country," "Beach Rats," "Dream Boat," "Tom of Finland," "In A Heartbeat," "BPM," "No Place Like Home" LGBT music from out artists Wrabel, Halsey, Eli Lieb, JoLivi, Rayvon Owen, Trey Pearson, Billy Porter Pop Culture moments including the return of "Will & Grace," "Star Trek's" first same-sex kiss, the Disney Channel's first gay storyline, RuPaul's second Emmy...


LGBT News: "Call Me By Your Name" wins more awards; new music from Tom Goss

In this week’s headlines: • The US Supreme Court denied the city of Houston’s request to review a court decision saying marriage equality doesn’t mean equal benefits. • Bermuda is the first nation to legalize then repeal marriage equality. • Gay coming of age movie "Call Me By Your Name" continues to rack up awards and nominations • My suggestions for end of the year charitable donations. • New music from Tom Goss "Gay Christmas" All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report


Christmas Tipspalooza with lifestyle expert Candi Fox

Author and lifestyle expert Candi Fox joins Randy for tons of decorating, travel, cooking and entertaining tips to make your holiday season the very best it can be. Some ideas to help save money, and some to help celebrate the holidays in new ways. We also have suggestions for taking care of yourself and ways to reduce stress throughout the season. Plus, we share some Christmas music from out musicians Ann Hampton Callaway, Bright Light Bright Light and Matt Zarley to make your season...


LGBT News: World AIDS Day 2017

In this special World AIDS Day episode of The Randy Report: • What is World AIDS Day? • What exactly is HIV/AIDS? • What's the latest development in terms of treatment for HIV/AIDS? • What can YOU do on World AIDS Day? Plus, we share excellent resources for information about HIV/AIDS. Hit the play button and catch up a bit about why we still observe World AIDS Day.


LGBT News: Chile debates marriage equality; Pink & Channing Tatum challenge gender-norms

In this week's LGBT headlines: • Chile begins debate on same-sex marriage • Hate crimes against LGBTs have doubled in five years in Russia • Democratic senators introduce the LGBT Elder Americans Act • A growing number of millennial men are more prone to identify as the more fluid “mostly straight” than use the term “bisexual" • The highly anticipated gay-themed film, "Call Me By Your Name," leads the 2017 Independent Spirit Awards with six nominations and does great box office in its...


LGBT News: LGBTs score historic political wins; George Takei accused of sexual misconduct

In this week's headlines: • Political history was made in elections across the country this week by LGBT candidates • A new poll in the UK shows gay men have an issue with masculinity • Australia looks poised to legalize same-sex marriage, but there could be a snag • Pro soccer player Robbie Rogers, the first openly gay athlete in one of the “big four” professional sports, announced his retirement • Star Trek star and LGBT icon George Takei accused of sexual misconduct All that and more in...


LGBT News: A very bad week for Kevin Spacey; A federal judge blocks Trump's trans military ban

In this week’s headlines: • Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey had a really, really bad week • A federal judge has blocked Donald Trump’s ban on transgender service members in the U.S. military • Don't miss the marriage equality documentary, “The Freedom To Marry,” now on Netflix • The first openly gay winner of “The Voice Australia” released his latest single, a marriage equality anthem as the mail-in same-sex marriage survey comes to a close All that and more on this episode of The Randy...


LGBT News: Egypt moves to criminalize LGBTs; New series "Pose" casts record number of trans actors

In this week's headlines: • Lawmakers in Egypt have drafted legislation which would criminalize homosexuality, making being gay punishable with prison time • The Trump administration now wants to argue against LGBTQ protections at the U.S. Supreme Court • Ryan Murphy’s new series "Pose" has cast a record number of transgender actors • Arrow/Teen Wolf/American Horror Story star Colton Haynes got married in Palm Springs with lots of famous friends in attendance • and my suggestions for some...


LGBT News: Trans folks get help in the work arena; "Yes" vote leads in Aussie marriage equality vote

In this week's headlines: • California governor signs "first in the nation" legislation that will require training meant to help high unemployment among transgender people • Donald Trump joked that Vice President Mike Pence wants to “hang" all gay people •The "Yes to Marriage Equality" campaign in Australia appears to be leading • Georgia state lawmaker considers quarantining HIV+ people • CEO goes to jail even as female escort websites continue • Out Canadian country music...


LGBT News: Trump addresses anti-LGBT conference; Colton Haynes shares his struggle with depression

In this week's headlines: • The National Parks service pulled out of an event where the rainbow flag would fly, for the first time, on federal land • Donald Trump became the first sitting president to address anti-gay hate group’s Values Voters Summit • Out actor Colton Haynes (Arrow/Teen Wolf/American Horror Story) shared his struggles with depression & anxiety • In queer cinema "Tom of Finland" and "Professor Marston & the Wonder Women" open in theaters • Randy Rainbow parodies the...


LGBT News - National Coming Out Day 2017

I posted this as a video this week on National Coming Out Day. I just realized I should share on the podcast also as every day is "Coming Out Day" for someone :) Coming out inspires friends, family, and allies of the LGBT community to stand up for what is right, even in the face of discrimination, bigotry, and violence. And on the most personal level, coming out improves our mental health, self-esteem, success, and happiness. Even if the first step you can take is to come out to yourself,...


LGBT News: Trump administration's one-two punch to LGBT protections; Ricky Martin's upcoming wedding

In this week's headlines: • The LGBTQ community gets a one-two punch as the Trump administration goes after transgender protections in the workplace as well as giving a license to discriminate against LGBTs via "religious freedoms" • California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation into law bringing outdated HIV laws in line with new science • We take a look at one of the gay victims of the Las Vegas shooting massacre • A new poll shows majorities in both political parties believe...


LGBT News: CDC says Undetectable HIV=Untransmittable; Iconic "Will & Grace" returns 11 years later

In this week's headlines: • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agree that when an HIV+ person's viral load is undetectable there's zero chance of transmission to an uninfected person • The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says trans military members who meet physical and mental requirements should be able to serve in the U.S. military • Azerbaijan is now rounding up and torturing gay men • A new musical based on the life and music of Cher is heading to Broadway • Will &...


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